University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

University of Nottingham hosts official exams for foreign languages, offers online summer classes

The Language Centre at the University of Nottingham Malaysia will host exams for various international languages, with the most recent addition being the Diplomas in Spanish. Members of the public who wish to sit for the official language exams for French, Mandarin and Spanish can register now for summer sessions in May and June.

Those interested in the Diplomas in Spanish (Diplomas De Español, DELE), should register by 17 March to be able to sit for the written and oral exams for all levels of proficiency (A1 – C2) on 21 and 22 May. The fees range from RM265 for level A1 to RM500 for level C2.

Once payments have been made, candidates should email with a copy of their passport to process the payment. More information available at the website of the centre’s partner, Institute Cervantes.

The Diploma of French-language studies (DELF) and Advanced Diploma in French language (DALF), both which are awarded by the French Ministry of Education is available to candidates wishing to sit for the written and oral exams for all levels in June. Registration is open between 10 April and 15 May.

The Chinese language proficiency test, known as Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the language in their daily, academic and professional lives. Registration for the HSK is due on 21 May for the exam on 19 June, and 5 November for the exam on 5 December.

2021 Summer courses

In addition to hosting the exams, the Language Centre will also open for summer courses to encourage the public to take up foreign languages and support candidates who wish to get their proficiency certificates. Languages on offer for the summer courses are French, Spanish, German, and Korean for the beginner levels.

The intake will begin on 31 May and those interested must register by 17 May.

Participants can expect to learn basic greetings and introduce themselves, engage in daily conversations, order meals at restaurants and find your way around the city. 

The modules are designed for students (adults and young adults) who have very little or no previous knowledge of the language and who want to learn the basic levels for the purpose of communicating in the respective countries and societies.

Language Centre Director, Jean Christophe Graffe, who teaches French at the university encouraged the public to take up the courses as “these diplomas are internationally recognised and accepted and are also valid for life. It is an asset whether you are currently studying or already working.” To study at a French university (or any francophone countries), DELF B2 is the minimum requirement.

Classes for beginner French will be held online every Saturday (10am-12pm & 2-4pm) over six weeks. The fees of RM695 will cover all course teaching materials and certificates of completion.


Associate Professor Jean Christophe Graffe
Director of the Language Centre
School of Media, Languages and Cultures
University of Nottingham Malaysia

Posted on 5th April 2021

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